2022 InFORM

2022 Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) Conference 

The InFORM Conference brings together the network of public health officials involved with foodborne and enteric disease outbreak response. This includes federal, state and local public health and environmental health specialists, epidemiologists, health communicators, and laboratory scientists. Held every two years, the conference will consist of a keynote speaker, plenary and discipline-specific sessions, and poster presentations. 

The focus of the conference is to support efforts to improve public health through the prevention and control of disease, disability, and death caused by foodborne, waterborne, and environmentally transmitted infections. The conference is an opportunity to discuss strategic goals and exchange expertise about improving surveillance systems and practices for detecting, investigating, and controlling enteric disease outbreaks.   

The 2022 Conference took place on April 26-29. 

Learn more about the history of InFORM and past conferences. 



*The coordination of the InFORM Conference is a highly collaborative effort. Thank you to the many agencies, organizations, and food safety professionals who collaborated to make the 2022 Conference a success, including the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), CDC Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED), CDC National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), CDC PulseNet, US Public Health Laboratories, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) Conference is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance cooperative agreement award OT18-1802 totaling $100,000 (or 100% of the award) funded by CDC/HHS, with the remaining $116,973 funded by scholarships and partner organizations, as well as non- government sources such as conference registration and sponsorships.  The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.